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BYU CENTER OFFERING CLASSES ON RESEARCHING FAMILY HISTORY

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Genealogy and family history classes will be offered Sunday, June 26, at the Utah Valley Regional Family History Center on the fourth floor of Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library.

The center is open second and fourth Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. and on weekdays and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. The public is invited to attend the free classes taught by genealogy research consultants. To sign up for classes or to obtain more information, contact the center at 378-6200.A one-hour basic research class at 3 p.m. teaches students how to get started and be prepared for research. This will include setting up files, keeping notes, filling out pedigree charts and family group sheets and locating sources in the home as well as from relatives and family friends.

An intermediate research class will be conducted at 10 a.m. This class will start the actual research process using the information found in the basic research class. More in-depth research will be taught using additional resources such as genealogical periodicals, library catalogs and county histories.

A class on the Ancestral File is now being offered as part of the updated release of the "Family- Search" computer program. The class will teach students to access family information and will begin at 2 p.m.

A Spanish research question-and-answer workshop will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will last for one hour.

Students can learn to use the "TempleReady" computer program to submit ancestral names in a one-hour class on temple name submission. The session will begin at 4 p.m.

A stake/ward consultant training class will begin at 3 p.m. and will teach consultants to start genealogy programs in their wards and stakes.

A one-hour class at 11 a.m. teaches students how to research U.S. census records. Teachers will cover what census records are, why they are used and how to search them.

A special course on writing personal and family histories will be offered at 4 p.m.